Daniela Schroeter

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Daniela Schroeter
Associate Professor of Public Administration
(269) 387-8941
223E Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5440
Mailing address: 
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5440 USA
  • Ph.D, Interdisciplinary Evaluation, Western Michigan University, 2008
  • M.A., German as a Foreign/Second Language, Intercultural Business Communication, and American Studies, Friedrich Schiller University, 2002
Research interests: 
  • Evaluation theory, methodology, and practice
  • Capacity-building in non-profit, non-government, and government organizations

Daniela Schroeter, a German native, holds a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary evaluation and a Master’s degree in intercultural business communications and German and American studies. She is very active in research and evaluation studies on policy and strategy, food safety, networks and partnerships, evidence-based practice, and education. Her evaluation portfolio includes the United States Departments of Education and Agriculture, CDC, and national science and research foundations in Luxembourg, Russia, Switzerland, and the United States. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Schroeter was honored for Excellence in Discovery at WMU. In 2013, she received the national Marcia Guttentag Award of the American Evaluation Association. Dr. Schroeter serves as an associate editor for the Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, which she helped found. Her work has truly international reach covering China, Germany, Kenya, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Thailand. Dr. Schroeter’s teaching experience and interests include:

  • PADM 3000: Foundations of Nonprofit Management
  • PADM 4700: Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • PADM 5830: Grant Writing
  • PADM 6060: Applied Research Methods
  • PADM 6400: Managing Nonprofit Organizations
  • PADM 6640: Advanced Research Design for Public Administration
  • PADM 6800: Capstone Portfolio II
  • PADM 7300: Doctoral Dissertation